(This tour will be offered in 2021. Reservations will be accepted starting Sunday, April 18, 2021.) Tickets are available 14 days in advance, 8:00 am MDT, on a rolling daily window,
"Named for three mugs tied together with yucca rope found hanging inside one of its rooms, Mug House was a village of 80 to 100 residents during the 1100 to 1200s CE. Along the rough trail to Mug House, tours will also experience Adobe Cave, Ancestral Pueblo rock art, and wonderful views of Rock Canyon".
If you are plan on booking a second tour on the same day, we highly suggest you give yourself at least:
4 hrs between the time you book this Mug House tour and a Cliff Palace Tour (ie:11:00 am MH and a 3:00 pm or later CP tour).
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This strenuous 90-minute, 2.25-mile (4.8 km) round-trip hike is along an unpaved, uneven trail that descends 100 ft (30 m), and includes steep drop-offs, switchbacks, and scrambling up and down boulders. Each hiker must be able to scramble over boulders and navigate steep gravel trails unassisted. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots and bring a minimum of 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water per person. Archeological sites are vulnerable to damage caused by rodents attracted to food crumbs.
Consider your physical health before joining a hike. Hiking is not recommended for those with heart or respiratory problems, or other physical difficulties. Elevations range between 7,000 and 7,500 feet (2134 m and 2286 m) above sea level. Weather conditions are quite variable. It's possible to begin your hike in full sun and end with a thunderstorm. Plan for all weather conditions. Bring a minimum of 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water per person.
This hike may not be appropriate for young children as each hiker must be able to scramble over boulders and navigate steep gravel trails unassisted.
From the park entrance, drive 15.1 miles (24.3 km) to the turn-off for Wetherill Mesa – Long House (on your right, between the Far View Lodge and Far View Terrace). Turn right. Drive 12 miles (19.3 km) to reach the Wetherill Mesa. Meet the ranger at the Wetherill Mesa kiosk. Vehicles over 25 ft (8m) and 8,000 lbs (3,628 kg) GVW are not permitted on the Wetherill Mesa Road.
You MUST arrive 15 minutes early for a safety and logistics briefing before your tour. Allow 1.5 hours to drive from the park entrance station. The group will leave promptly at 9:00 am or 11:00 pm daily from May 29 to October 23.
May 29 to October 23, 2021 daily at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Tour is limited to 10 people.
$25.00 per person, ages 3 and up.You MUST physically print your tour ticket at home or download it to your phone to show the ranger before joining the tour.You will NOT be able to join the tour without a valid tour ticket presented.Late arrivals may result in forfeiting your tour. No refunds for late arrivals.